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Scissors (England), ca. 1851–75

This is a Scissors. It was made by Walter Thornhill & Co. It is dated ca. 1851–75 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Dr. Richard Grant. It is credited Gift of Dr. Richard Grant.

  • Tonsillotome (France), 1855
  • brass, steel, ivory.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 1978.0874.02.
  • 14.2012.73

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Scissors, 2015
  • nickel-plated stainless steel.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.13

Its dimensions are

Overall: 38 x 10.2 x 1 cm (14 15/16 x 4 x 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

stamped with "W. Thornhill 144 New Bond Street, London

Cite this object as

Scissors (England), ca. 1851–75; Made by Walter Thornhill & Co ; steel; Overall: 38 x 10.2 x 1 cm (14 15/16 x 4 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Dr. Richard Grant; 1987-95-7

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